“CO.STARTERS was an incredibly beneficial experience. It forces you to answer the tough questions sooner versus later, when the stakes can be much higher. It also takes a unique perspective on business development, addressing the personal and professional aspects of business ownership.”

Kristen Farmer Hall, Feast & Forest

“For me, it’s just getting out there and really getting to test your assumptions. Do I have a viable product to put out to the market? You really get to test that and you get to meet people and talk to people. It forces you out there and you find out what people like and what they don’t like. What you need to change, what you need to add. I think every small business owner needs to go through CO.STARTERS. Now I really know the direction I want to take with Eugene’s Hot Chicken.”

Zebbie Carney, Eugene’s Hot Chicken


Cohort 16: Winter B 2018

  • Drew Callner – Callner Creates
  • Elizabeth Cameron – Ecam and Co.
  • Henry Ford – 5 Points West Community Tent Market
  • Tanisha Foster – CHOP Friendly
  • Pamela Kennedy – Queen City Chili
  • Tiffany Martin – Ignite Cycle
  • Joshua Moody – Community Moto
  • Ashley Nolen – Ashley Nolen Coaching
  • Brenton Reid – Press Darling prints
  • Deyarlo Wilson – Musician / Producer

Cohort 15: Winter A 2018

Cohort 14: Fall B 2017

Cohort 13: Fall A 2017

Cohort 12: Spring 2017

Cohort 11: Winter 2017

Cohort 10: Fall 2016

Cohort 9: Summer 2016

Cohort 8: Spring 2016

Cohort 7: Winter 2016

Cohort 6: Fall 2015

Cohort 5: Summer 2015

Cohort 4: Spring 2015

Cohort 3: Winter B 2015

Cohort 2: Winter A 2015

Cohort 1: Fall 2014